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Christopher Caserta

Chief Executive Officer, Ascension Living

Christopher Caserta currently serves as the chief executive officer for Ascension Living, one of the largest not-for-profit senior living providers in the country, with more than 40 senior living communities in 11 states and the District of Columbia. He provides strategic and operational leadership over Ascension’s diversified senior housing services, including independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, and short-term rehab within the Ascension Living portfolio.

Caserta is a mission-focused senior living and healthcare services veteran with over 20 years of experience in regional and national health systems and post-acute care organizations. Previously, he served as the vice president of Strategy and Marketing in the Continuing Care division at Trinity Health. He led the division’s national strategy for independent living and assisted living senior housing communities, from low-income and market-rate apartments to luxury homes and villas. He also helped drive growth and operational efficiencies of Trinity Health’s skilled nursing facilities and memory support communities.

Before Trinity Health, Caserta held several executive roles at regional post-acute care organizations and health systems. He brings an in-depth knowledge of the strategic and operational aspects of Home and Community Based Services (HCBS). He has led the operations of several HCBS, including home health, hospice, palliative care, private duty, and durable medical equipment.

Caserta has developed new post-acute care and senior living programs and services, including PACE (Program for All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly), value-based risk models, and other in-home services.

Caserta has also served as a national post-acute care leader for numerous innovative healthcare models, including Clinically Integrated Networks (CIN), Alternative Payment Models (APM), Integrated Care Coordination Systems (ICCS), and Independent Physician Associations (IPA).

He received his Bachelor of Specialized Studies in Biomedical Science, with a Psychology minor from Ohio University and a Master of Science in Integrated Marketing Communications from West Virginia University, for which he earned membership into the Golden Key International Honour Society.